The premiere concert of the summer, featuring Waylon Jennings’ son, Shooter, and Merle Haggard’s youngest son, Ben, who are no stranger to any concert stage will take place on Saturday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Legacy Park Amphitheater. Advance tickets are $15
When you hear about the son of two country music legends, the product seems inevitable But what you get from Shooter Jennings is a little bit of that, and a whole lot of what you didn’t realize you wanted.
A musician, song writer, producer, and video game creator, Jennings has released eight studio albums, two live records, and has produced and released various projects courtesy of his own record label Black Country Rock. Jennings career hasn’t ever stuck to one format, and you can find him all over the map when it comes to where he is at in the game.
His latest album, released in 2016, Countach (For Giorgio), came in at #7 on the US Dance/Electronic charts, and was Jennings ode to electronic music innovator and songwriter, Giorgio Moroder.
With his 2005 debut solo record, Put The O Back In Country, Jennings enlisted Dave Cobb as producer and the album included southern rock tracks 4th Of July and Steady At The Wheel. The record debuted at #22 on the US Country chart.
For fans of his late, legendary father, country music great Merle Haggard, his youngest son Ben is no Stranger, in fact, he’s been the lead guitarist in Hags longtime band of the same name for the past eight years, since he was 15 years old, fitting in easily with veterans like musical director Norm Hamlet and Scott Joss.
Ben was a regular on Merle Haggards recordings, took the stage with him and the Highwaymen (Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson) as well as Blake Shelton for a memorable performance at the 2014 Grammys and for the 2012 All for the Hall show besides two of his idols, Vince Gill and Keith Urban. Earlier this year, Ben was featured with the Strangers backing Toby Keith for a Merle tribute on the nationally televised American Country Countdown Awards.
Ben recalls Merle telling him, you’d be an idiot not to take my guitar and my bus, not to sing my songs for as long as you can go out there and play until theres nobody to play to.
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